Keeden Graham

Indigenous youth mentor

VICNomineeYoung Australian of the Year2022

A proud Yorta-Yorta, Wiradjuri, and Dja Dja Wurrung man, Keeden Graham works tirelessly to elevate and mentor young Aboriginal people. He does this largely through his role as manager and deputy CEO of Strong Brother Strong Sister.

Set up in Geelong in 2017, Strong Brother Strong Sister is a 100 per cent Aboriginal-owned-and-operated organisation, that provides a culturally appropriate and safe place to help Aboriginal young people thrive.

Keeden is also an active board member of the Ngarrimili Charity, offering programs and support to current and aspiring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses across Victoria. In addition, he’s a member of the Victorian Youth Congress, working closely with the Minister for Youth, as well as a former council member of the Youth Council at the Commission for Children and Young People.

Possessing natural leadership skills, Keeden’s passion for Aboriginal culture shines through in all his work. He gives young people the opportunity to learn and immerse themselves in their culture.